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Clement Novalak quickest on final morning of FIA F3 Barcelona test

by Josh Suttill

Clement Novalak led a Trident one-two on the second morning of the two-day FIA Formula 3 post-season test at Barcelona.

Novalak, who finished his maiden FIA F3 season 12th in the drivers’ championship with a brace of podiums for Carlin, set his fastest time with just over an hour of the session complete.

His best effort of a 1m31.989s eclipsed Matteo Nannini’s day one-topping time by just under two-tenths of a second.

Red Bull junior Jack Doohan, who topped Monday afternoon’s session,  was 0.158 seconds slower in the second Trident-run car. ART Grand Prix’s 17-year-old Nannini completed the top three.

Igor Fraga – one of five Red Bull juniors at the test – was fourth quickest on his second day testing for Hitech GP. Reigning Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award winner Johnathan Hoggard was fifth for Jenzer Motorsport.

British ace Olli Caldwell, testing for ART after completing his first FIA F3 season with Trident, finished the three-hour session in sixth place ahead of Formula Renault Eurocup points leader Victor Martins – also testing for ART.

Dennis Hauger made it three Red Bull juniors in the top eight halfway through his second day testing with reigning teams champion Prema.

Calan Williams was ninth quickest for Jenzer ahead of David Schumacher, who is testing with Trident today after running for Prema on Monday. Roman Stanek has replaced Schumacher in the third Prema car, having tested for ART on the first day.

Stanek was 17th quickest with his 2019 ADAC F4 team-mate Arthur Leclerc 22nd fastest.

Test results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Clement Novalak Trident 1m31.989s 33
2 Jack Doohan Trident 1m32.147s +0.158s 27
3 Matteo Nannini ART Grand Prix 1m32.252s +0.263s 49
4 Igor Fraga Hitech GP 1m32.290s +0.301s 45
5 Johnathan Hoggard Jenzer Motorsport 1m32.328s +0.339s 42
6 Olli Caldwell ART Grand Prix 1m32.332s +0.343s 42
7 Victor Martins ART Grand Prix 1m32.457s +0.468s 44
8 Dennis Hauger Prema 1m32.472s +0.483s 28
9 Calan Williams Jenzer Motorsport 1m32.478s +0.489s 27
10 David Schumacher Trident 1m32.549s +0.560s 38
11 Enzo Fittipaldi HWA Racelab 1m32.575s +0.586s 30
12 Ben Barnicoat Carlin 1m32.596s +0.607s 40
13 Jak Crawford Hitech GP 1m32.599s +0.610s 44
14 Caio Collet MP Motorsport 1m32.665s +0.676s 48
15 Pierre-Louis Chovet Hitech GP 1m32.784s +0.795s 43
16 Jonny Edgar MP Motorsport 1m32.878s +0.889s 43
17 Roman Stanek Prema 1m32.930s +0.941s 27
18 Mikhael Belov Charouz Racing System 1m33.056s +1.067s 43
19 William Alatalo Campos Racing 1m33.079s +1.090s 44
20 Amaury Cordeel MP Motorsport 1m33.087s +1.098s 43
21 Sophia Floersch Carlin 1m33.092s +1.103s 39
22 Arthur Leclerc Prema 1m33.169s +1.180s 30
23 Patrik Pasma Charouz Racing System 1m33.219s +1.230s 42
24 Ido Cohen Carlin 1m33.240s +1.251s 40
25 Alessandro Famularo Campos Racing 1m33.251s +1.262s 34
26 Oliver Rasmussen HWA Racelab 1m33.339s +1.350s 32
27 Filip Ugran Jenzer Motorsport 1m33.837s +1.848s 32
28 Rafael Villagomez Campos Racing 1m33.840s +1.851s 48
29 Tijmen van der Helm HWA Racelab 1m33.947s +1.958s 43
30 Josef Knopp Charouz Racing System 1m34.604s +2.615s 45